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Susan Benson (#47622040)
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Billie Keaffaber
RE: Johann Stephen Brecht information
Oh you welcome have lots more stories I was working on this line last night so thought I share sorry for big post I descend down Micheal Brechts lines. So guess we cousins distantly

Added by Billie Keaffaber on Dec 03, 2014 1:33 PM

Billie Keaffaber
Johann Stephen Brecht information
Stephan Brecht comes to a new land
Added by belairbel on 21 Oct 2007
Stephen Brecht, born in Schreissheim, Germany, in 1725 brought his new wife, Anna Veronice Praxedis Kremer, his mother, and his brother Michael first to New York. Before long they had moved to Pennsylvania where in Lancaster County on 11 Apr 1741, he was naturalized. Stephen organized the North Heidelberg Moravian Church on 9 Apr 1745, where his was the second burial upon his death 24 Sep 1747

(Original in German; English translation copied by Richard F. Albright)
In the name of god Amen, Whereas I, Stephan brecht (breght) of tulpehocken in lancsterCounty, am visited with weakness of Body but am of perfect mind, understanding and Memory, thanks be
given to God. Therefore, I will hereby make my last will and testament as follows: first of all I recommend
my immortal Spirit into the hands of allmighty God that gave it, in hope that the allmighty and Gracious god
will receive him to an verlasting rest for Jesus Christ my lords sake, amen, and for my Body I desire It May
be buried in a Christian like manner, and touching all my Worldly Estate I give and dispose thereof in the
following Manner: I will in General that all my moveables shall be Equally divided between My childen to
wit, David Brecht (breght), Hans Wendel Brecht (breght), George Adam Brecht (breght), Eva margreta
Brecht (breght), Catrina Brecht(breght), Elisabeth brecht (breght), Anna Maria Brecht (breght), madalina
Brecht (breght).
As touching my immovable/or Real Estate, I give and bequeath unto my Son GeorgeAdam Brecht (breght) and to his heirs and assigns My plantation where I live on with the one hundred and
fifty acres of land thereunto belonging. He shall pay therefore to my herein named Executors for me as the
above named heirs the Sum of two hundred pounds, pensylvany Currency, to be added to my Moveables.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my two sons david Brecht(breght) and Hans WendelBrecht (breght) their heirs, assighns forever, all the rest of my land for which land they Shall pay at the rate
of fifty pounds pencilia Currency per hundred to my Executors an Shall be added to my moveable Estate
and be divided according to the rule above given, So that my two last Mentioned sons receive Each of them
twewnty pounds less than the rest of my children in Consideration of what they had received of me before,
and thereas my Youngest daughter Magdalena in expectation to receive her Mother's third part. I will that
she shall recieve Twenty pounds less that the rest of my Children. I order also that My Loving wife
Elisabeth Shall be maintained by my Son George Adam Brecht (breght) [this being our ancestor, father of
George Adam II and grandfather of Buford Bright]out of the Plantation So long as She lives or Continues a
Widow, But if she should Marry or incline to go among her other friends or differs with my said Son, Then
my said Son shall pay her Twenty five pounds Pennsylia. Currency or what my Exects. shall think fitt and
Item, I give to both my Wife's sons, Each a mare and a Colt, to wit, Jacob Fisher, twoyearlings and to Christian Fisher one Yearling. Item, I ordain my Loving Brother Michael Brecht (breght)
and my Loving brother in law John de Hoff to be my Executors to Execute this my last Will. Now Lastly, I
made Void all my former wills by me made in writing or by word of Mouth and do ordain this present to be
my Last will and Testament. In Witness where of I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal done this 6th day
of January one thousand Seven hundred forty six and Seven. (At that time the Gregarian calendar was
followed making a year in two). Steffan brecht (Stephen Breight) Seal
Signed Sealed and Declared as his Last Will and Testament in our presence: Frederick Bekel and ConradWeiser (all spellings conform to original will, copied by Richard F. Albright) (Recopied using German will
name spelling and placing the English spelled names in parenthesies. Doris I. Hisel) BHC [Stephan Brecht
died in September of 1747. ]
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Added by Billie Keaffaber on Dec 03, 2014 3:38 AM

Jackie Carpenter
Thank you for your work on this line. I would love to share any new info you may have. Thanks Jackie Carpenter-Stovall

Added by Jackie Carpenter on Nov 22, 2014 5:27 PM

Amber Dalton
RE: Hanson's
Thank you!

Added by Amber Dalton on Oct 22, 2014 7:15 PM

Suzy & Rob
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 116698813
I calculated the birthdate from the cemetery records that show that she was 76 years old when she died. You can find the Fairmount records here:

You'll find Minnie listed on page 64.

Added by Suzy & Rob on Sep 28, 2014 7:22 AM

Debra A. Felger
RE: Bailey Family
Oh, I forgot to tell you that she remarried after Abraham Miller died and she's buried under the "Gilbert" name.


Added by Debra A. Felger on Sep 25, 2014 5:51 PM

Debra A. Felger
RE: Bailey Family
Yes, I've done the DNA testing and I have a private tree on Ancestry. I only started my research in 2009.

Abraham's daughter, Sarah Bailey Miller (b. 1824) is my second great-grandmother. I have seen a different birth date for her, but it's actually 1824.

If you look through my family entries, you'll find her.


Added by Debra A. Felger on Sep 25, 2014 5:49 PM

Debra A. Felger
Bailey Family
Hello Susan,

We're related as I'm also a Bailey descendant. I have just started working on your line. You descend from John Bailey and I descend from his brother, Abraham. I only recently found my connection to the Bailey family in Canfield, Mahoning, Ohio. I knew my second great-grandmother was a Bailey, but didn't know who her parents were. A local Bailey researcher had a will that mentioned her and I found her family.

I'm working on getting the family connected on FindaGrave to assist others. Nice to meet you!


Added by Debra A. Felger on Sep 25, 2014 10:07 AM

IAWA Images
Milton Perry Memorial Stone
Hi, thanks for the contact and request. I see you're in contact with Kate. I was going to say, that since Kate is the memorial manager, if Kate says it's ok, since I believe she requested the photo, if you make reference to Find A Grave, /memorial no., and my Handle as photographer, and Kate's as Memorial manager, to Ancestry page., then by all means, go ahead. All I require is that and if possible the url, a copy of the "code" of the page its on or link, after you add it. Such as tgis page code is If you copy from "http://... to the last no.s or letters
Shown on the pages line..."...47622040" then paste into listing description, you can have a link from email or web page. Same for you to. Copy Find A Grave page url and you can paste that into your Ancestry info on the photo page, and it will leave a link there to go directly to that F.A.G page of Mr Perry's memorial. It will only work if your Ancestry page for them is open to the "public." I WILL then make a reference to my logs I make of the photo shoot, to say its on a Family page in too, and who, when, why requested it. ARE you relative? Tip: Click on photo to enlarge, then click again on it to "free it up" to copy. Then copy, paste to page or enter url of photo, & then when it comes up, plaster photo, then enter date: c2014, IAWA Images, Covington, WA, on photo description.

Added by IAWA Images on Aug 28, 2014 11:37 PM

kate mcgee
Thank you for the work you have done. I am a Granddaughter of Elizabeth Perry. My father was Milton A. Perry. I have some old pictures but am still learning how all this computer stuff works. I will try to get the pictures I have loaded soon. It is nice to meet all the relatives. My email is for anybody who would like to send me a msg.

Added by kate mcgee on Aug 27, 2014 10:14 PM

Annemarie Gerace
RE: Barnett's
Certainly, use the pictures. I won't get back over to the cemetery for a week or so, but when I do I'll try to et better shots of the gravestones. The area doesn't get a lot of sun, and some of the stones are quite dark and hard to read. Good luck as you continue your search!


Added by Annemarie Gerace on Aug 04, 2014 11:25 PM

Annemarie Gerace
RE: Donald Lee Barnett

I just transferred Donald's memorial to you. If there are any relatives for whom you need photos in the Burbank area let me know. I live in Van Nuys -- Burbank is the next town east of us. I can take photos in any of the cemeteries within 15 miles, just let me knw if I can be of help to you.


Added by Annemarie Gerace on Aug 04, 2014 8:25 PM

Annemarie Gerace
RE: Donald Lee Barnett
I did set up a memorial. Thanks for letting me know his name is "Donald" not "Donal". There was no D at the end on the marker, and didn't look enough space to squeeze one in. If you'd like me to transfer any of these memorials to you let me know.


Added by Annemarie Gerace on Aug 04, 2014 6:30 PM

Annemarie Gerace
RE: BESSIE Barnett
I just found the photo of Donal Lee Barnett -- he is interred in the same area. Don't know if he is a relative of yours.

Added by Annemarie Gerace on Aug 04, 2014 1:50 PM

Annemarie Gerace
RE: Lawrence Ray Barnett

I found the photo of your Aunt Bessie in my "to-do" file. I just posted it on her memorial site.


Added by Annemarie Gerace on Aug 04, 2014 11:16 AM

Annemarie Gerace
RE: Lawrence Ray Barnett
Hi Susan,

You are most welcome for the photo. I'm sorry it isn't very clear. These stones are in the mausoleum area and are in the shade most of the day, so it's hard to get a great pic. I am re-taking some of them and will also look for your Aunt Bessie. If she was interred beside Lawrence, then I have the shot, just haven't posted it yet. These crypts hold 3 people, with small markers. I shoot as many as I can depending on the light and then edit them so they appear as individual stones. I'm workng on photos today, if I do have hers it will be up by this evening. If not, I'll check the next time I go back to the cemetery.

Added by Annemarie Gerace on Aug 04, 2014 8:21 AM

RE: Viola Mae Downard
She found me! The cemetery map does not line up with her actual plot number. I was looking for a couple other markers out near where the cemetery shows shows her's. I thought I'd take a look and confirm the problem noted on this site and sure enough it's not there. An hour later as I was walking back to my car a granite headstone caught my eye. There weren't any others like that out there and I thought I'd walk over and take a closer look just to admire the stone- and wouldn't you know it the name on it was 'Viola Mae Downward'!!!

Added by M.Hogan on May 05, 2014 8:56 PM

lynn fuller
Anthony Headstone
Thank you so much for the picture. I think pictures add so much to a family tree.I plan to use the picture on my Ancestry tree. I will surely name you as the source. Again thank you very much.
Lynn Fuller

Added by lynn fuller on Jan 22, 2014 12:43 PM

B.J. Waters
RE: James, Leeta & Raymond Downard
Never hurts to ask! My maternal grandparents and uncle are buried in Valhalla. It is in the San Fernando Valley which is only about 30 miles from here, but the problem is not the distance, it is the timing. I work during the week and I have my hands full here on the weekends. As far as Alta Dena, I think that is up by Pasadena and I've never been there.

Don't give up on your open photo requests! I recently got a 'success' e-mail on one that I had requested two years ago.

Someone is bound to claim them eventually.

Good luck!


Added by B.J. Waters on Oct 20, 2013 2:16 PM

B.J. Waters
RE: James, Leeta & Raymond Downard
You're welcome, and permission granted. Thank you for asking.

If there is anything else I can do for you here, just let me know.

Best regards,

Added by B.J. Waters on Oct 20, 2013 10:27 AM

I would be inclined to believe the death certificate. Good luck with your search!

Added by brilltwin2 on Oct 06, 2013 8:56 PM

I have transferred Harlan Bailey's memorial to you. I'm sorry, but when I surveyed the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, there was no sign of David C Bailey's headstone. I posted every photograph I took in that cemetery. It is a small, well-maintained cemetery, so if he is buried there, there is no headstone. Andover is nearby, so you may want to try the Andover Cemetery. It is much larger. I also often use these resources:

Best of luck!

Added by brilltwin2 on Oct 04, 2013 8:10 PM

Jan Fenter
RE: James G Bailey
Hello Susan,
That wording looks find.

Thank you.
Jan Fenter

Added by Jan Fenter on Sep 25, 2013 9:05 AM

Prospect Hill
Thanks Susan for taking the time to get the photos of the Ballou family markers!


Added by SRGF on Sep 23, 2013 7:33 AM

Jan Fenter
RE: James G Bailey
Hello Susan,
Thank you for asking for permission to use my grave marker photos on the Find A Grave memorial for James & Marion BAILEY, in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.

If you give me credit as the photographer, include that the original photo is on Find A Grave, and give the name and location of the cemetery, you have my permission to post the gravemarker photos I took on your Ancestry family tree. Anyone else who wants to use these photos needs to contact me for permission.

Jan Fenter

Added by Jan Fenter on Sep 22, 2013 4:21 PM


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